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James Hill – Mariposa Talks Interview

In this interview for the Mariposa Talks series, ukulele maestro James Hill tells us why he chose the ukulele over the violin (it was more fun), talks about some exciting new directions he’s taken in his latest album, and addresses the question of whether the...

Voice Alchemist, Carolle Bertrand, Making a Stop at Mariposa

For singer-songwriter, visual artist and writer, Carolle Bertrand, singing is the art at the foundation of all other forms of expression. A voice alchemist in constant search of truth, her artistic expression is born and reborn, driven by the heart and soul. Carolle’s songs transpose into drawings,...

Labour Songs Have Never Sounded Better: Maria Dunn Joins The Mariposa Line-Up

Often compared to Woody Guthrie for her keen social awareness and unvarnished tunes about the lives of working people, Maria Dunn draws deeply on the folk tradition of storytelling through song. Melding North American roots music with her Scottish-Irish heritage, her music celebrates the resilience and...

Zachary Lucky is Mariposa Bound

Hearing Zachary Lucky’s songs, it would seem impossible to separate the singer-songwriter from his prairie origins. Before finding folk music, this grandson of country music artist Smilin’ Johnny Lucky, was a member of two pop bands. Still only in his mid 20s, Zachary Lucky already has six...

Dar Williams Making Her Way To Mariposa

A poet of confessional songs, pop-folk artist, Dar Williams, has been described in The New Yorker as one of America’s very best singer-songwriters. She writes from personal experience, many of her songs based on people she grew up with, and she keeps her feet to...